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: the faa releasing a statement saying it will quote, be working with the airlines and using a comprehensive set of air traffic management tools to minimize the delays and impacts of lower staffing as we move into the busy summer season. do you find that reassuring? i'm not sure i do. good morning stuart. stuart varney from the fox business network. stuart couldn't we move money over from consultants and grants to help folks out in the control tower? >> let me spell out what we're talking about. $500 million this year for consultants. $474 million in wrapts grants to make communities more liveable and sustainable. obvious, question, martha, take some money out of the consultants bucket and put it into air traffic controlsers bucket to avoid delays. president says can't do that. i don't have the flexibility to target nonessentials. can't do it. so the republicans introduced a bill that would specifically give the president that flexibility, to avoid this pain. he threatened to veto it. that's where we stand this morning. more cuts are coming. more delays are coming. the president does not wan
that could be starting today, folks. the faa beginning furloughs, forced days off for their employees, including 15,000 air traffic controllers. airports across the country are bracing for an hour-long debase in many cases. critics say this move they believe is political. let's find out what peter goelz thinks about, former director of the nts. about, the national transportation safety board. peter, thanks for being here. good to see you. >> good to see you. martha: we're told today could have some pretty big snarls at the nation's airport. what do you think? >> i think we'll see some slow-ups. the federal aviation administration is taking 60% of the cuts at dot. that is $647 million in cuts. people are going to be laid off and things are going to go slowly. martha: why do you think that is, that they're bearing such a brunt of these budget cuts? >> at d.o.t. they have five modes, pipelines, trails, trucks, aviation. aviation is where the big programs are, the big money are and where the most employees are. not only air traffic controllers but air inspectors and the whole certificatio
suspects as brothers. 8:29, a.m., the faa closes airspace over watertown, massachusetts. logan airport remains open and open for now. bret, what is the expected develop mane we should likely see through washington throughout the day? it seems to me at the moment that police are pulling back. they're trying to figure out what happens next here in boston. as i say that, it's important to point out, we don't have cameras everywhere. and certainly we don't know what's happening outside of the view of the camera. >> that is exactly right. obviously much of boston, watertown, the surrounding areas still locked down. it is an armed and dangerous man. they're concerned about public safety. here in washington, people are being according to u.s. official and, headed to white house now to brief directly on latest developments to the boston bombings? we heard homeland security advisor had been keeping him up-to-date with all the details overnight. as i mentioned lawmakers are getting as much as they can too. the key thing, first of all, obviously as you talk about the public safety on the ground a
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